NEW YORK. Lawyers for the woman, who claims that Prince Andrew raped her when she was 17 years old, insisted on Thursday that she lives in the United States, although the prince’s lawyers say otherwise.
Earlier this week, attorneys for Virginia Giuffre filed their response to documents in which Andrew’s attorneys say she does indeed live in Australia, where she has lived for all but two of the past 19 years.
The prince’s attorneys said the lawsuit she filed in federal court in Manhattan in August, in which she argued that the prince had repeatedly raped her in 2001, should not be considered until it is determined whether she meets the residency requirements for filing a claim. in USA.
They have already asked the judge to dismiss the suit for several reasons, stating that the prince never sexually assaulted Giuffre.
Prince’s lawyer Andrew Brettler called the lawsuit “unfounded.”
But Giuffre’s lawyers called Andrew’s lawyers’ actions to temporarily halt the progress of the lawsuit “a transparent attempt to delay detection in his own documents and testimonies.”
They said the prince claimed he had no paperwork to answer most of Giuffre’s lawyers’ inquiries, including any connections to British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell or the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, or his travels to Florida, New York, and td locations in London.
And they said he also denied having any documents to back up the claim that he could not sweat for health reasons, an alibi he offered in a media interview.
Regarding their client’s place of residence, they said that her place of residence was in Colorado, where her mother lives, and noted that she was registered to vote there. According to them, these facts and additional evidence confirm her Colorado citizenship.
The prince’s attorney has sent a message requesting comment on the situation.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted Wednesday on charges of human trafficking for sexual exploitation and conspiracy after a month-long trial. Her lawyers argued that the US government made her a scapegoat after Epstein committed suicide in a federal prison in Manhattan in August 2019, awaiting trial on charges of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
A year later, Maxwell was arrested.